globular

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French globulaire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

globular (comparative more globular, superlative most globular)

  1. Roughly spherical in shape.
    • 1906, O. Henry, A Cosmopolite in a Café:
      "Nary a spot," interrupted E. R. Coglan, flippantly. "The terrestrial, globular, planetary hunk of matter, slightly flattened at the poles, and known as the Earth, is my abode.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      Globular lights, painted a dark green, hang from under the fancy iron eaves, unlit for centuries...
  2. Comprising globules.

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Noun[edit]

globular (plural globulars)

  1. (astronomy) A globular cluster

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

globular m or f (plural globulares, comparable)

  1. spherical; globular

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

globular (plural globulares)

  1. globular

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